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barely. the past reluctance of the united states to the syrian rebels takes. stoking fresh fears of foreign intervention in the ongoing conflict. the euro skeptic movement in britain continues on its. independence party finished yet another byelection establishing itself as a major force to be reckoned. as the united nations says more than seven hundred people were killed in violence in iraq this month alone different to how ordinary people are dealing with possibly one of the country's worst crises in recent history.
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news twenty four hours a day live from moscow this is with me will receive it's a pleasure to have you with us today. and washington has now officially started to consider that the syrian rebels this after holding back now for roughly two years that's all according to the defense secretary chuck hagel the dramatic twist comes just days after u.s. officials claim that they have a confirmed intelligence pointing to the use of chemical weapons by the syrian regime though it is from washington and. you can. so far the administration has been reluctant to arm the rebels directly although its allies have been doing that for the past two years there have been persistent reports of increasing radicalization of anti assad forces you have an al qaeda affiliated group operating there and the opposition generally welcomes their efforts of the concerns are there now the administration says it's rethinking arming syrian opposition fighters secretary hagel said the administration is considering
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a range of options he also said he's personally has not decided whether it would be wise to provide weapons to the rebels so there is nothing definitive endos remarks at this stage but the context of recent events has created a certain momentum and this kind of momentum may end up bolstering those forces on the ground and actually result in more violence because those fighters want weapons and they want heavy weapons now president obama this week said if there is proof that assad government are so forth if used chemical weapons in syria that would be quote i gave changer again he says the u.s. had evidence that the weapons were used but had no conclusive evidence to tie it to the assad government right now both the rebels and assad forces blaming each other for the alleged chemical attack in the middle of march in aleppo the syrian government requested the u.n. to send a mission to investigate the incident but u.n. fact finding team has been on standby and ready to deploy but then the u.n.
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chief appears to have changed his plans for the investigation there's russia's foreign minister with more on the. syrian government on the circuits of the germs are deployed it's you doing this to get this particular situation the secretary general state to use ready to do this but a couple of days later you sent a letter to the syrian government demanding the next is for the international experts to alter it to redo the entire it's the roots of the of syria as well as. the steam would like to talk to a. and this is something which really defeats the purpose of immediate. investigation into a specific reported case of the use of chemical substances to have. a person in syria. resembles very much the security council resolutions regarding iraq and we all remember the end of that story so now instead of
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investigating a concrete incident the u.n. wants access to all sites and this inquiry has once again thought the united nations into the center of a possible pond for weapons of mass destruction where he faces the go. the fear again is that politics may get ahead of fact is gone a teacher can reporting there from washington or rebels armed by the united states could end up turning their weapons on americans that's according to independent research. rick ross who says the view is even shared by some of the top brass in washington d.c. . they're disappointed that the sand regime has not fallen fast enough and it had always been the intention not only to dismantle the syrian army all render it useless but for as sad to leave and this isn't happens in order to boost support for intervention we need to come up with all sorts of stories such as the use of chemical weapons former cia operatives all of blowback the united states
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has a band-aid policy that we we will take care of something today nothing about what's happening tomorrow and every time it's the population in america it's the americans that are being victimized as a result of blowback it's not the people that start these wars start the arms and they continue to win that major corporations that are funding these words so you know the american people in a sense are almost as much victim as the people the parts that are being subjected to these grand this. things that are going on on the ground there and it will come back to bite the supports that. live from moscow this is our duty it is a happy day for euro skeptics across britain after the u.k. independence party stole the show and yet another british byelection ukip came in second in south shields which is perceived as a staggering result considering the party didn't even stand in the constituency in
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the last general election the latest now from our correspondent so far. now we've seen a growing public support the no one mainstream parties and certainly you kids being right at the center of that they were coming. on labor's heels throughout the campaign trail we saw the charismatic leader for us here backing his candidate richard alvin but as we've seen recently with growing support the public are really responding to these mainstream passed the politicians now would never answer give us straight answers to a question you always be about the bush or a. little porky pies you know when you can't get a straight answer. it's time to. ask a question you get a straight answer is a straight talking mom not a spade a spade so it shows how far they've come to get that second place in such
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a short amount of time and certainly the mainstream political parties are going to be looking very closely at this now because was many dismissed this is a date to support the kids had recently it does represent quite significant change . in our local election taking place across britain with many affecting the results to deliver a pretty hot slap in the face for the government we'll be bringing you the updates on the story throughout the day here want to say. for now iraq could be undergoing one of its worst crises since the withdrawal of u.s. soldiers that was back in two thousand and eleven united nations says more than seven hundred people were killed in the country last month more than sixteen hundred injured now most of the deaths came in late april after deadly clashes between security forces and sunni protesters in court cook the incident sparked a wave of violence that quickly spread to other areas of iraq gripped by corruption and political unrest even with calls for prime minister nouri al maliki to resign
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and he fear sectarian tensions could escalate and see a return to full blown war as artie's lisa catherine off now examines the impact of national struggles on the lives of ordinary iraqis. bombs may still haunt baghdad but these young men are more concerned with burning the rubber in a country where daily life is based on trying to avoid the dangers these iraqis are turning to danger as a way to avoid reality tasting the thrill of speed and testing the authorities it's an unexpected sight in post-war iraq for the fun a grim statistic half of the country's growing youth population is unable to find work. the biggest problem is financial support day everyone is constantly trying to find work but in baghdad there are very few jobs i'm myself i'm unemployed.
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ten years after the war a lie but iraq is full of contradictions but for young men like omar it's like a one way to escape the deal of frustration is a life here in iraq the running of the engine and taking on uncertain future. adrenaline may be one way of coping with uncertainty but not for salva hassan hussein she now spends most of her days at home with her daughters trying to rebuild a life shattered by corruption in the household chores are a far cry from her former career as a journalist but she's too scared to return to work she had been investigating corruption and prison abuses when she herself was detained and thrown behind bars the charges have been dropped but the family have to sell nearly everything they own is just to cover the thousands of dollars in bribes to secure her release. in this country money can buy you can buy your high position on this can buy you freedom and if you get accused of something in iraq you could be executed just
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because you can't afford to pay to save your life. it was a year long ordeal that by her account involved beatings and sexual assault she says that she's become a victim of the same corruption she once tried to expose. from victims to victors in a country better known for violence and divisions this youth football school is one of the few bright spots that stands out sunni shia and christian kids play here on the same field and that's exactly why the school was opened fourteen year old ali doesn't like to talk about the day his father was killed instead he spends his time training on the field hoping to one day play on iraq's national football team but for now a more pressing desire. so i want the security situation to come peaceful elsewhere maybe one or two people are killed each day to him many people are killed every day by explosions and even bad things so i want to iraq to become
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safe like other countries. it's a wish that's undoubtedly echoed all across iraq for the past decade left nearly everyone with a tragic story to tell and yet somehow life goes on you see catherine of r t. i know we're coming to you live from moscow still ahead for you in this program being forced to cross the line. long long. i needed a few hundred euros for medicaid also we had no food at all this is what i bought and the money that was stolen a portuguese matter robs a bank after we're done so you've left him unable to afford the medical bills for his wife you're suffering from an incurable disease that story coming up also. should be proud to use your. money and speak to. will be will be doubly to the world renowned at marine ski theatre holds the grand opening
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of the new multimillion dollar stage right. latest the best pictures the special coverage. just if you. choose your language.
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choose the consensus. choose the opinions that invigorating to. choose the stories get him. off to. a pleasure to have you with us here on ars he today on will receive training moscow the hunger strike at guantanamo bay and now it nears a month mark twenty three detainees are now being force fed at the facility and more than one hundred captives have officially joined the protest against mistreatment under indefinite detention without charge a lawyer for one of the prisoners told us here about see that u.s. officials are making no efforts to resolve the life threatening crisis. my clients are actually very. he's been forced out for about two weeks in. fact.
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more and more people every time i'm all. for. trying to resolve the under-strength here i just wish performed in fact. prisoners report. solitary no effort whatsoever. on staff who are suffering well i guess that's why you have an offshore prison so you can pretty much do what you want really whatever you want to. be a client here eleven after years. charged with a crime we're going to get to trial you want to hold me forever you won't let me live in. peace what do you think you don't need for that kind of country you come from and how many hundred people were split. meantime the united
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nations is now officially classified the force feeding of detainees at guantanamo bay as torture. a report by a key u.s. think tanks land washington for abuse of the facility coming up at eleven thirty am i g.m.t. here will not see the co-chair of the panel responsible for that report explaining why get should be classed. just do not believe that it fits into the laws and the ethics and values of america to have indefinite detention and to not allow a court of law and adjudication of the charges against a person to be to go through an orderly process more than half of those detainees in guantanamo currently have already been cleared by the u.s. government that means all the intelligence the military the law enforcement and all the. agencies have said there's no reason to hold these people and they still are
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indefinitely being detained at guantanamo we feel very strongly that they ought to be released and they are and that should be done immediately and the president we've called on the president to tell his secretary of defense to issue that exact that order to release them. this is a see. theater now celebrating the long anticipated opening of its new state of the art stage space equipped with the latest high technologies and decorated to reflect over two centuries of legendary performances. to is set to rival the best venues from all around the world. the opening. it was like curtains out there here. to two in st petersburg up to ten years in the making over seven hundred million a us dollars are spent in creating this techno seventy very contemporary space
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everyone from the who's who of st petersburg was here to celebrate with are the creators of this space now of course the one person that everybody wanted to make sure was a well in preston getting that approval stamp was from a present of letting me putin himself he was here at the building and he seemed just as impressed as all of the guests who were here the man of the hour was valerie getting turned sixty years old and of course celebrating twenty five years as maestro and to sit director of mariinsky theatre one and mariinsky if he had to see the performances was what everybody was looking forward to here at the opening of those mariinsky orchestra all played their best showcasing the strings and the influence of which could be heard all the way from the back of the auditorium to the front and clear as a platinum sound and of course the ballet theater is ballet did not to disappoint
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either they put on a show to be remembered i think that this is the night that everybody here in st petersburg and around the world will be talking point years to come about the spectacular gala that was put on here i feel you should be proud to boost your. marine marine ski to it will be. a great company then you have thanks to all of us thought of you an ecstatic and ahead it's a great honor for me to participate in the opening of the woods and to congratulate tyler you get if nothing else it's a wonderful stage tonight so i think one of the most important. things. on station. this is a crucifix and it was. incredible this is so very much just someone who. is none other than be all that. he is that i'm not
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really exciting and he told me all the cultural relevance on this. unique building i can stay technically complex performances. for an opera and ballet companies and incredible not remember the spectacular performance it was just the opening night we have she'd more nights of this. she joined me. right here on our c formal. lucky girl we're going to head over to our web site for more on the stories we're covering on to. find out for example. from the. president now growing up. more than a thousand. to a quarter of a million euros or some of the money to prop up the state's struggling finances you can find out how much needs to be spent. online. and two
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decades by the punishment to us high school student could be getting for some of his facebook posts they were labeled as quote disturbing verbiage by the police. the european central bank has cut key interest rates to a record low of zero point five percent all of this in a bid to boost the euro zone's flailing economies the e.c.b. president pledged he's ready for even further reductions robert oulds from the euro skeptics group he believes the measures will have no relieving effect. within the eurozone there will not be any change because they have one common see so it won't actually help the economies of southern europe particularly spain portugal italy and greece which we can all count together as countries that are struggling as a result of their being the e.u. single common see the euro france as well is also suffering economically and has unemployment rising we're seeing
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a separation between the french and german economies so letting interest rates by these small amount won't actually really make much difference we need a radical change of policy within the e.u. to to bring about economic growth eventually the will have to be a base of the euro that's the only way to restore economic growth it's the only way to get people back to work if they can have their common seas depreciate and of course that the new tape instance adore each market that were to be returned that would then increase in value and that would help the disparities within the eurozone which has been created largely by the single currency to need to be a vertical change course unemployment will just keep on going up meanwhile disintegrating economies in the most debt burden countries of europe are forcing some people to resort to a dreams are pretty or all of us found out. portugal is certainly beautiful but its current financial woes are making it a living hell for some with one portuguese man claiming that the crisis has driven
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him to crying. to work for over thirty years in construction before being laid off today he's a convicted bank robber now money. i needed a few hundred euros for medication also we had no food at home this is what i bought for the money that was stolen i think about a thousand euros. turn to crime after he couldn't afford to pay the medical bills for his now ex-wife who suffers from m.s. . by own branch because of what they did to me he gave me loans like crazy interest resource have to take more from them they robbed me so i robbed i'm not proud but i think the state forced me into this. so what's going through your head as you're walking down here knowing that you're about to commit a crime. and i had a small plastic toy guns that moment as i was approaching the bank i saw a policeman nearby there was a bag near the street so i said should check it out i hope this would be obstruction
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a large window and consider what i did it was all over in five minutes. he needed then turned himself into the police after spending a year behind bars part of the conditions of his release that he maintains twenty meeting distance from the bank on the remains angry with the portuguese government who he says are encouraging this type of behavior with an unfair welfare system saying. it's so disgusting their mentality they give me nothing when i needed it most that i've broken the law and i'm on their radar they give me help they don't notice people unless they get into trouble. concerns echoed by those who represent the rights of workers in portugal. the government worries more about pleasing germany than looking after its own people there is a lot of anger out there and the more people think they are getting a fair deal. the more this anger snowballs this is the danger of keeping people in the limits of poverty. portugal has high unemployment and crippling
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debt super one hundred eighty billion euro zone one hundred twenty percent of you in the end of the crisis is certainly nowhere in sight asked if he feels remorse for his crime. is very clear seem to the more i feel remorse for what i did to the bankers are really scared the hell out of them for getting what i needed anyway or cute now. i don't feel the slightest bit sorry for taking from. lisbon. into the world of that we go now starting with pakistan and with the head prosecutor in the case of pakistan's former prime minister benazir bhutto has been shot dead in the country's capital child very is all ficca was ambushed by gunmen on motorcycles on route to an antiterrorism court in the garrison city of rawalpindi on tuesday the court someone pakistan's former president pervez musharaff over charges of failing to provide adequate security for benazir bhutto
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the country's first and so far only female prime minister was killed in two thousand and seven. crowds of hardline cellophane is left to try to break into the headquarters of egypt's security service in cairo and police fired tear gas in attempt to drive the protesters away salafist way of a black and white to al qaeda flag and charted slogans against the president and they accuse him of building a security state no different from that of alstad leader hosni mubarak that showcases a rift within egypt is limited community which is largely until now been supporting the current. that sort of my of brothers the suspects in the boston marathon bombings originally planned to carry out their attacks during u.s. independence day celebrations the surviving sibling the heart of told investigators that decided to strike early offer. completing the ball sooner than expected and all the body oh so hard as brother has been released to his family he died after
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being run down by his fleeing brother following a shoot police shoot out by the explosions at the marathon killed three and wounded over two hundred. venezuelans opposition leader and the break up has formally challenge the narrow victory of nicolas maduro presidential poll lawyers representing have filed a complaint to the country's supreme court alleging electoral fraud and demanding the results. of those when the people took to the streets in a mass outcry resulting in the deaths of several protesters the early vote was held off of former leader chavez died just months after being elected as president for the fourth time. or i do hope you can stay with us here on the program up next in just a moment to the program where shop tongue start to why i do stay with us for cross talk.
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and welcome to cross talk we're all things are considered i'm peter all of the debate over the us defense budget is quite heated well not creating much light why does the us need such a vast military industrial complex who are what actually threaten some american security is the real debate if not a battle over who garners fast profits at taxpayer expense. to cross out defense spending i'm joined by my guests in washington anthony shaffer he is a director for external communications at the center for advanced defense studies douglas macgregor he is a retired army colonel author and independent businessman and she is a journalist at antiwar dot com all right folks that means you can.